Saturday, January 26, 2008

Deaf Character in Book Series

A Touch of Grace (Daughters of Blessing #3) by Lauraine Snelling
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (March 1, 2008)
ISBN-10: 0764228110

Grace (Deaf Character) has appeared in Snelling's Red River Series, the Return to Red River, and now plays a more significant role in the The Daughters of Blessing series. A Touch of Grace is the third book in the series proceeded by A Promise for Ellie-book 1 and Sophie's Dilemma-book 2.

I'm looking forward to reading this book. The setting is the early 1900s. Mrs. Knutson has started The Blessing School for the Deaf in Blessing, North Dakota and now that Grace is eighteen years old she will start teaching with her mother. The characters throughout the book use sign language to communicate. While this book is considered a historical fiction romance, many of the characters are adolescents and young adults... and it is considered a Christian Romance so there shouldn't be any inappropriate material... but I'll give you more details once I've read it.

Book Description
She thought she knew what she wanted in life... then Jonathan arrived.
Eighteen-year-old Grace Knutson loves Blessing, North Dakota, and sees no reason to leave. She's more serious-minded than her twin sister, Sophie, and very sensitive to the feelings of others. In spite of her family's disapproval, Grace has always had a soft spot in her heart for Toby Valders, for she's seen the vulnerable side he keeps well hidden.

Jonathan Gould, the handsome scion of a wealthy New York family, creates a flurry of anticipation and speculation when he arrives in Blessing. Jonathan's father wants him to learn the value of manual labor and to appreciate the accomplishments of those not born to wealth. Surprisingly, the "city boy" takes to farm life and actually enjoys working from dawn to dusk alongside the others. Soon he finds himself inexplicably drawn to gentle, courageous Grace.

But Jonathan's affection presents an agonizing dilemma for Grace. Is he truly the one her heart desires?

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